Updated 6:46 a.m. ET, August 24, 2020
- The world has topped 23 million coronavirus cases, with the US confirming more than 5.7 million infections.
- US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said if he were elected, he would be willing to shut down the country again if scientists recommended it.
- The US Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the use of convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19 on Sunday.